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Elite Collegiate Rower With Wrist AVN Undergoes Stem Cells With Dr. Dennis Lox

May 28, 2014

Elite Collegiate Rower With Wrist AVN Undergoes Stem Cells With Dennis M. Lox, MD,  When a collegiate rower with a college scholarship develops wrist avascular necrosis (AVN), this is a major dilemma. Avascular necrosis occurs when the blood supply to the bone becomes disrupted, leading to ischemia that results in bone cell death or necrosis. The bone then may collapse and develop a rapid secondary osteoarthritis. This patient injured his scaphoid bone (a bone in the mid-wrist), while playing basketball.…

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